ARE YOU OFFENDED
ARE YOU SAVED ?
by Ed Stevens
BLESSED (happy) is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me" (Christ). Matt. 11:6.
"There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." Luke 15:10.
"Hear ye and give ear; be not proud for the Lord hath spoken." Jer. 13:15
"Look unto me and be ye saved all the ends of the earth, for I am God and there is none else." Isa. 45:22.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life ." John 3:16.
"I declare unto you the gospel whereby ye are saved... how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that He rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen of Peter, then of the twelve." I Cor. 15:1-5.
For God made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." II Cor. 5:21.
"The Lord is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." II Pet. 3:9.
"Or despisest thou the riches of His goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after they hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God?" Rom. 2:4, 5
"WHY WILL YE DIE"
Would you commit suicide because you saw a Ian rob a bank? You say, No. Neither would I.
Because you know of a preacher who is a crook, etc., or because there are hypocrites among pronsing Christians, or because there are so many viatica! sects and rival conflicting religious orgaizations, are you intending to be eventually cast " Ito everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his ngels?" Matt. 25:41; Rev. 20:15. How foolish to xis face eternity!
Religion is only man's effort to save himself; but iod says, "By works of the flesh shall no man be 'stifled." Gal. 2:16.
Christianity is Christ's accomplished work of a inless life and atoning death on the cross, "to 'deem them that were under the law, that we might )ceive the adoption of sons." Gal. 4:5.
There are no various "routes" to heaven. Christ aid, "I am the way, the truth and the life; no man ometh to the Father but by me." John 14:6.
All unbelievers will be "turned into hell; and all le nations that forget God." Psalm 9:17.
"The Lord redeemeth the soul of His servants nd none of them that trust in Him shall be condemed (or held guilty). Thou shalt guide me with thy ounsel and afterward receive me to glory." 'salms 49:15, 73:24 (R.V.).
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